Five New Florida Theme Park Attractions Worth Visiting This Summer

For those of us who have grown up visiting theme parks in Orlando, taking advantage of that four hour drive from Miami, the same old attractions can start to get a little boring. Luckily, the amusement parks have started to notice they were in need of a revamping. This year alone, we have seen the openings of several new attractions and announcements for future expansions - like the Diagon Alley area in Universal Studios set for a 2014 opening.

With summer vacation in our midst, it's time to take advantage once again and plan a trip to revisit some old childhood memories and forge new ones with these awesome new attractions, sitting pretty just a short distance away from Miami.

See also:

- Universal's New Transformers Ride Is More Than Meets the Eye

- The Simpsons at Universal Studios Orlando: Inside the Springfield Expansion

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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.